So Jay-Z has decided to launch a new lifestyle website. For whatever reason. We have more on that below, plus word that Singapore is on its way to becoming the next fashion capital of the universe, the return to tailoring for men, two items on the bow tie, pretty girls and more.

  • The Wall Street Journal explains why more men are rejecting jeans and T-shirts, and returning to tailoring.
  • The Straits Times asks: Is Singapore the next fashion capital of the world?
  • Your Girlfriend Might Care: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are going digital with their latest fashion venture. The actresses-turned-fashionistas are set to launch a shopping website called StyleMint.com.
  • One word: Awesome. A Complete Guide to Jerry Seinfeld’s Sneakers
  • Hey… Why Not: ‘Jay-Z now has a website. Called Life + Times, it’s a lifestyle site aimed at gentleman who are discerning enough to buy an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, watch video about Jean-Michel Basquiat, and care about the “internal perspective” of Studio Alhadeff Architects and its principal designer, Giancarlo Alhadeff.’ [forbes.com]
  • GQ asks the important questions: Why don’t we see more bow ties?
  • Cynthia Rowley is renaming her menswear line Mr. Powers after her husband, gallerist Bill Powers. The label will also have a new online-based sales model. [wwd]
  • LeBron James is on a new team. Audemars Piguet will reveal at a press event in Miami on Saturday that James, the star forward for the Miami Heat, will become the company’s newest global ambassador and face of Audemars Piguet watches [wwd]
  • The headline pretty much says it all: How To Wear A Bow Tie Without Looking Like A Bozo [link]
  • Bleacher Report does us all a solid with their Babes of the 2011 Masters photo gallery.
  • Meeting the man behind Taylor Stitch. [all plaidout / kempt]